Report by: Merwyn Furtado
Picture Credits: Lovelyn D’Mello
Dubai: The most awaited and sensational eve of Golden Voice of UAE 2k22 is concluded with grand success and 2 new star singers are introduced to Konkani industry. Aenson Mathias Thottam and Valenteena Castelino Shirthady chosen for the maiden crown of Golden Voice of UAE 2k22. The mesmerizing evening was presented by Mangalore Konkans Dubai at Emirates Theatre Dubai on November 6th 2022.
The event kickstarted with a grand procession of contestants, patrons, judges and inaugurators. Master of ceremony Floyd introduced the legacy of Mangalore Konkans crossed from the past 34 years and welcomed the gathering. In grand procession, Prakash Crasta and Marleeta Fernandes from Mangalore Konkans Dubai lead the procession holding MK flag and UAE national flag, followed by President James Mendonca.
Twelve final contestants accompanied the sponsors of the event to the stage as a token of respect and gratitude. Ronald Martis from Blue Royal group, Gilbert Dsouza from Al Tabadul Auto maintenance, Benedict Pinto from Al Khalidiya group, Sanesh from Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Michael Moras from Qualified Machinery Services, Sudarshan Hedge. Lancy Madtha from Integrated freight & logistics, Wilson Fernandes from Fernandes group. Rupesh Pinto from Reyzen Gulf International, Manoj Vas from Resort Supplies trading. Ramesh Kumar from Land Trades Mangalore and Valerian D’almeida from Quick Digital and advisory were accompanied by 12 contestants.
The 12 contestants namely Sheethal Dsouza Vamanjoor, Anil Pinto Allipade, Vinola Sequeira Valencia, Ostine Crasta Talapady, Nisha Dsouza Kanajar, Anil Rodrigues Kundapur, Disha Prasanna Bajpe, Aenson Mathias Thottam, Priyanka Dsouza Bendur, Valen Sequeira Valencia, Valenteena Castelino Shirthady and Alwyn Mendonca Anjelore were welcomed to the stage along with sponsors in a grand manner.
President of Mangalore Konkans James Mendonca honoured the sponsors with sash and thanked them for their contribution to GVOUAE 2k22.
Judges of the completion Rag Dev fame Charan Kumar, Prabakhar degree holder Rev.Fr. Reginald D’souza and Sangeeth Guru fame Joel Pereira welcomed in grandeur and Mangalore Konkans members Alwyn Pinto, Preethy Seema and Stephan Menezes escorted the judges.
General Manager of Globe link West Star Shipping – Canute D’souza, Managing Director of Leyton Shipping – Lancy D’souza, Managing Director of Ivory Grand Real Estate – Michael D’souza, CEO and Founder of Merit Freight – Joseph Mathias and Managing Director of Hyssna International – Ronald Pinto were the patrons of the program and they were hailed to the dais in grand procession and they were accompanied by Sonali Fernandes. President James Mendonca honoured the patrons with sash and they inaugurated the program by beating the traditional Konkani musical instrument Gumta. James Mendonca welcomed all audience, constantans and sponsors and thanked everyone who supported hosting the show GVOUAE 2k22.
Its Show Time team presented a prayer dance and prayed the blessings on the show.
The competitions began with grand music by Band Ramiro led by ace musician Ramiro Mascarenhas and team. Internationally acclaimed master of ceremony Roshan D’silva took charge of the competition and presented the show in his unique way of presentation and witty comments.
The judges were introduced to the audience in a video presentation along with their brief profile and Marks Counting Committee head and MK member Melroy Pinto handed over the marks sheets to the judges.
The program was framed with slow songs round, fast beats round and Goan songs round. In the first half, all 12 participants presented slow-round songs. Judges commented on the positive notes of the singing and also gave suggestions for improvisation. In fact, beats round, the twelve contestants presented fast songs where the audience were pushed to tap their feats.
As a program rule, 6 contestants were got eliminated from the show and only six contestants were selected for the Goan songs round. Vinola Sequeira, Priyanka Dsouza and Valenteena Castelino from the female category and Aenson Mathias, Anil Rodrigues and Valen Sequeira from the male category got selected for final Goan songs Round.
After the final presentation by six contestants, entertainment programs were planned whereas Sangon Mugdana Kalakar under the leadership of ace movie actor, director and drama artist Pradeep Barboza Paladka presented rib-tickling comedy skits and busted a laughter riot. Tru Entertainer led by Nishan presented mesmerizing dance performance which showcased the dance culture of Konkani. Its Show Time presented nine approved dance of India in unique way. All these performers were honoured with mementos and gifts.
Twelve contestants were honoured on behalf of Mangalore Konkans with mementos. Priest of St Mary’s church Dubai and Konkani community Spiritual Director Rev. Fr. Victor Fernandes honoured the contestants. Also, chief of Maestro Events Sujith, designer of videos and banners Merwyn, leader of Band Ramiro, Ramiro Mascarenhas, photographers of the show Ramcy Fernandes and Lovelyn D’souza were also honoured for their service to the show.
Sharal Decosta and Cletus Ostine received a symbol of distinction for having received the most YouTube views and likes respectively during the Golden Voice of UAE 2022 trip.
Our adjudicator, Charan Kumar, sang a well-known song, Panduranga, with Joel Pereira on piano accompaniment as requested by Charan Kumar. Another well-known song, Ello Ello Soro Pileyo, was also performed.
Fr. Victor and the president presented honours to all of the judges. A speech was delivered by Rev. Fr. Reginald D’souza at this moment.
At last during the results, Vinola Sequiera and Valen Sequeira secured the 2nd runner-up position of GVOUAE 2k22 and they were honoured with trophy and INR 10,000.00 cash cheque and gift vouchers.
The 1st runner-up position was taken by Anil Rodrigues and Priyanka D’souza. They were conferred with a trophy and INR 10,000.00 cash price and gift vouchers and hampers.
With loud cheers and a spectacular sight, the winning positions of Golden Voice of UAE 2k22 were conferred to Aenson Mathias and Valenteena Castelino in a grand manner. They were bestowed with GVOUAE 2k22 crown, Winner’s trophy, INR 50,000.00 cash cheque and gift hampers and vouchers.
The patrons and sponsors of the show were present at the stage along with President James Mendonca and honoured the winners with awards. Roshan D’silva thanked everyone and concluded the show.
Maestro Events Dubai handled the authority approvals, LED stage, broadcasting and live streaming of the event under the leadership of Sujith Fernandes.