Mangalore, May14, 2012: “Mandd Sobhann that had organized Soad-1 in 2005 and Soad-2 in 2008, a Konkani TV reality show, singing contest on local TV channels is now organizing ‘Soad-3, international’ in association with Qatar’s leading Konkani Organisation, MCC Qatar” informed Gurkar, Mandd Sobhan, Eric Ozario at a press meet held in the Press club here on May 14, Monday.
He further informed that the shooting of the preliminary rounds of ‘Soad-3, international’ began in November 2011and the finals will be held in Doha, Qatar on May 25, 2012.
He also said “Six finalists of which 3 males and 3 female singers, the best of Mangalore, Goa and Qatar will be competing against each other for the coveted title of ‘Rani Kogull-International’ (Queen Cuckoo) and ‘Rai Kogull-International’ (King Cuckoo). They shall also win cash prize of Rs.1 lakh each. All finalists will also receive cash prize. The best duet also will be decided at the finals.
The judges for the final will be Guru Kiran, Bangalore, Tomazinho Cardozo, Goa and Rony D’cunha, Kuwait. A team of 22 consisting of judges, musicians, technicians and officials will be travelling from India”
President of MCC Qatar Richard D’Souza, President of Mandd Sobhann Stany Alvares and Director of Soad-3 International Louis J Pinto were present in the press meet.