Riyadh: Twelve make it to semi-finals of GVOM Season 4
|Media Release – Daiji World
Riyadh, Jun 16: ‘Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh’ organized the auditions of Gulf Voice of Mangalore Season 4 on Friday June 13 together with ‘Konknnecho Dees 2014’. It was a memorable day for the Konkani speaking community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The morning session began with sumptuous breakfast followed by registrations by participants. Ten male and nine female contestants registered for the auditions.
The male contestants were Amith Noronha, Vincent Cyril Moras, Jerald Maxim Rodrigues, Ronald Dias, Roshan Philip Rodrigues, Ambrose Corderio, Jason Cardoza, Lancy Lasrado, Alfred Fernandes and Kevin Furtado.
Shallet D’Silva, Janet D’Souza, Carol D’Souza, Pramila Rodrigues, Inish Greenha Fernandes, Chinnu D’Souza, Nirmala Castelino, Cecelia Lobo and Mridula Shalini Dias were the female contestants.
The event was inaugurated by sponsors Flossy and Anil Albuquerque, Muriel and Kevin Nazareth and Arun D’Souza Palimar, president of Aangann Konknechem Riyadh by lighting the lamp.
Arun D’Souza addressed and thanked the audience and sponsors for their support towards Konknnecho Dees 2014 and GVOM 4 auditions.
The programme began with a devotional dance by Stevina D’Souza, Palimar to the tune of ‘Soglya Srochticha Rochnara’.
The auditions began with female participants followed by male participants.
The judges for the event were Frankline D’Costa and Stephen Rodrigues.
Frankline D’Costa, a senior systems analyst working for Ejada Solutions and presently, a banking software consultant for Riyadh Bank. He has been in Riyadh for the last 13 years. His interests include music, finance and movies. He has done his formal musical education from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music London.
Stephen Rodrigues is mechanical wngineer working as a section head Anabeeb Jubail since 20 years. His interests are in music, drama as well as singing.
The sponsors were felicitated by Carol D’Souza, Urva. The contentants of the audition round of GVOM 4 and other participants of the Cultural program of Konknnecho Dees were felicitated by Flossy and Anil Albuquerque and Muriel and Kevin Nazareth by awarding certificates and mementos. The judges Frankline D’Costa and Stephen Rodrigues were felicitated by Arun D’Souza.
The 6 male and 6 female finalists of the GVOM4 audition were announced by Secretary of AKR Glen Roshan Lobo, Bondel who was also the MC for the event.
The finalists are as follows:
Male: Vincent Cyril Moras, Jerald Maxim Rodrigues, Roshan Philip Rodrigues, Ambrose Corderio, Lancy Lasrado and Alfred Fernandes.
Female: Shallet D’Silva, Pramila Rodrigues, Inish Greenha Fernandes, Chinnu D’Souza, Nirmala Castelino and Mridula Shalini Dias.
On September 19, Riyadh will witness the semi-final round of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore 4’. The male and female winner of the semi-final round will be crowned “Voice of Arabia” and they will represent Saudi Arabia in the finals of GVOM-4 in November. The grand finals will be on Friday, November 7 at Grande Hall of Al Falaj Hotel – Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman under MCCP Muscat.
The afternoon session of Nach-Gayan-Natkulyancho Mael/Konknecho Dees 2014 started with a foot thumping dance performance by budding dancers Stevina D’Souza Palimar, Caron Reena D’Souza Mudarangadi, Alisha Corderio Venoor. Megha Riya Shirva enthralled the audience with her mesmerising Bharatnatyam dance performance. Sisters duo Geshal and Chrishal Mendonca Mudarangadi and Melissa Paula joined in to keep the crowd entertained. Popular “Lungi Dance” was performed by Karan Raj, Kiran Raj Nazareth Udupi, Prathik, Manoj and Kavya. Talented Sharon, Shalom and Rishon Fernandes Shirthady kept the audience wanting for more as they entertained the crowd with their keyboard performance and dances. Abhi Harishankar entertained the guests with a jaw dropping performance of the popular number “What does the fox say” while Adarsh Harishankar danced to a foot tapping Tamil number. The duo are from “Brothers Riyadh”.
The various Konkani Associations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia like Saudi Konkann Association Riyadh (SKAR), Grace Riyadh, Saudi Konkann Youngsters (SKY) Dammam, United Konkani Catholic Association (UKCA) Jeddah who participated in “Konknecho Dees 2014” were felicitated and awarded mementos by the president of Aangann Konknnechem Riyadh (AKR).
Saritha D Souza, Palimar delivered the vote of thanks. Delicious lunch was served to all.
Special thanks to our sponsors Flossy and Anil Albuquerque, Muriel and Kevin Nazareth, Alphonse Lasrado and all our well wishers. The guests of Aangann Konknechem, Frankline D’Costa Riyadh, Stephen Rodrigues Gurpur Jubail, Ronald Fernandes Shirthady Dammam, Roshan Philip Rodrigues Jeddah, contestants, participants and Konkani lovers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made this event a grand and memorable one.
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