Report: Lavina D’sa

Photo Credits: Joachim D’souza

Prakash Dsouza and Inez Lobo crowned Voice of Oman at Semifinals GVOM season 5

The most awaited Konkani singing talent hunt show , Gulf voice of Oman ,Season 5-Semifinals Oman was held on 23rd Sept 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Ruwi, under the banner of Mangalorean Catholic Centre of the Parish. The medley of beautiful music with talented singers and extravagantly decorated venue was the highlights of the show. During the contest Prakash Dsouza and Inez Lobo paved their way to the Finals of Gulf Voice of Mangalore , Season 5 which will be held in Bahrain.

The program commenced with a prayer dance performed by the tiny tots named Sweet Angels comprising of Rochelle Correa, Leanne Alva, Pearl Lewis, Nicole D’souza, Christin Danthi, Clarita Saldahna, Mayola Pais, Laura D’sa , choreographed by Prameela Pais.

MCCP President Dilip Correa welcomed the gathering and introduced the show compere Mr. Donald Correa, an ace compere from Dubai who conducted the whole program with great humour and enthusiasm and kept the crowd engaged in his shayaris.

Fr .Marian Miranda, Spiritual Advisor of MCCP lead the gathering in prayer.

The show commenced with a procession led by flag bearer of Oman, the contestants, judges , Core Committee and Executive committee of MCCP. On behalf of the organizing committee Mr. Clarence Pinto expressed his well wishes to the singers of the competition .The organizing committee consisted of MCCP Core committee and Executive committee.

Melita Alva, General Secretary of MCCP introduced the judges as Fr. Jayaprakash Dsouza ,Bendicta Dsouza and Antony Martis. The judges were invited to their seats with Floral bouquets by Jessy Periera, Lavina D’sa and Lynel Lobo. Trivean Goveas the musician of the show was welcomed by Jason Cardoza . Trescilla Menezes, Internal Auditor of MCCP read the rules of the competition.

The competition began with the female category which saw the best of the five female contestants in this season compete against each other. Flavia Castelino sang a very soulful song ‘Ani mhaka’ ,while Flavia Fernandes sweetly sang her number ‘Mojem Kaaliz mogar podlam’ Zeena Dsouza rocked into the hearts of the crowd with her peppy number ‘Raat Aaichi’. Inez Lobo won every heart with her singing on the number ‘Dev Asa’ and Precilla Lobo had everyone sway to her performance on ‘Dees Raat Moga’.

The next half was followed by the Male category where Joel Mendonca put up a very emotional performance with the song ‘Ye patim Mai’, while Cavin Dsouza beautifully presented the number’ Tuje Sobhit don dole’. Noel Machado struck a chord with ‘Pavshilo Mog’ while Joyal Dsouza sang the number ‘Horxem Kennai’ very melodiously. The number ‘Have ek sopnelii ‘ performed by Sandesh Dsouza won the hearts of many and ‘Prakash Dsouza’ with hit song ‘Sodam Raati’ stole the show.

The whole event music was orchestrated by Trivean Goveas , who was all by himself proved to be the star of the event. His flawless music and unique music talent helped the contestants sail easily through the musical notes at the contest.

Ashok Pinto, Honorary treasure of MCCP proposed the vote of Thanks. A felicitation program was conducted by Lavina D’sa , Vice President of MCCP for Spiritual, cultural and community services . The judges were honored with a memento. Stanley Fernandes presented the memento to Fr. Jayaprakash D’souza, Henry Martis to Bendicta Dsouza and Donlad Pinto to Antony Martis. Bendicta D’souza spoke on behalf of all judges.

The eminent compere of the show Donald Correa of ‘Hero Only yours’ fame was felicitated by Clarence Pinto. Donald Correa accompanied with his wife Asha Correa mesmerized the audience with their soulful singing. Asha Correa was presented with a floral bouquet by Naveen Mascharenhas, Spiritual Secretary of MCCP.

Jessy Periera – vice President Sports and Finance presented Triven Goveas, musician of the event with a memento

Past Voice of Oman title winners Victoria Suares, Nirmala Goveas, Vivian Fernandes and Sachin Lobo presented the participation awards to all contestants.

Dilip Correa along with Fr. Marian Miranda presented the floral bouquets to all sponsors , well-wishers and supporters. Al Kaif trading LLC was the events sponsor. Badr Al Samaa courtesy Philomena Mendonca, Suleyum Al Kiyumi Trading LLC-Lovline Rego ,Sea Pearls courtesy Francis Molly Pinto , Enhance courtesy Rudolph Vaz , Vijay D’cunha were the supporting sponsors. Sudhir KP, Loveline Rego, Sharon Alva and Joachim D’souza were presented with a bouquet for their selfless support during all the MCCP programs.

The decor and interiors of the hall won the hearts of many as the entire hall was adorned with the theme colour and given a unique look by Lancy Lobo and his team .

The song sponsors for the contest were Arun D’ Souza & fly., Vincent & Dolly Gomes, Rebecca Dsouza, Jenny Joseph & fly., Al Mudhish – Oman Foodstuff factory, Vincent D’ Souza & fly., Sunil Furtado & Fly., Thomas & Aslita D souza., Leslie &Mariette Fernandes, John Gonsalves & fly., ShaileshSequira, Cannon Dsouza & fly., John & Reena Mathias & fly, Lancy saldanha& fly, Henry Sequiera& fly, Wilson, Helga, Winola Dsouza, Vincent D’ Souza& fly, Avid & Shaila Dsouza, Liana D’ Souza.

After a lot of speculation and hype the winners were announced by Dilip Correa . Inez Lobo and Prakash Dsouza were crowned as Voice of Oman in the GVOM semifinals in Season 5. Stanley Fernandes presented the winners with trophies, Henry Martis handed the gift hampers, Donald Pinto presented the certificates and Clarence Pinto handed over the floral bouquets.

The winners will now be contesting in the finals which will be held on November 11th 2016 at Bahrain, where they will compete against other finalist from the GCC countries for the coveted title of Gulf Voice of Mangalore 2016.

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