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Doha : MCC’s Sixth Annual Talent Competitions

Doha : MCC’s Sixth Annual Talent Competitions

Mangalore Today News Network

Media Release

Doha, May 28 : The much awaited first phase of the Annual Talent Competitions organized by the Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), Qatar were held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Asoka Hall of  the Indian Cultural Center. It is the sixth time that MCC is organizing this talent contest which is open to all Konkani speaking Mangaloreans in Qatar. The evening began with a welcome note by the President Alwyn D’Souza followed by a prayer by Riana Pinto.   Cultural Secretary Reena Castelino greeted  the judges. The programme was anchored by Jovita Pereira and Sunil D’Silva.










The first phase of the contests comprised of the fancy dress and dance competitions. The judges for the fancy dress competitions were Rita Andrade, Ronald Rodrigues and Ronnie Vaz. As noted by the judges, it was heartening to see creativity and originality in terms of both costume and theme for the fancy dress.

In the solo category of the dance competition there was no language bar but the group categories had to mandatorily perform to konkani songs. The choice of songs were feet tapping and the costumes were a treat to the eyes. The choreography of the dances was superb and the dancers were in perfect harmony. Truly the end result was a testimony of the dedication and the number of hours of practice put in by the performers. The judges for the dance competitions were Celia D’Souza,  Charmaine D’Souza and  Marceline Fernandes.          

Alwyn D’Souza thanked and honoured all the judges with a token of appreciation. Sunita D’Souza and Lavina Rodrigues manned the registration desk.Jessy Mendonca and Errol D’Cunha were the official timers. Glylon Rodrigues provided sound support.  Reena Castelino thanked all the participants and announed the results.

The response in terms of participation in the contests was good and the audience support was overwhelming. The superior quality of performance was a clear indication of the enthusiasm of  the community members towards the show. After all what’s life without dance and "make believe"? What’s life without competitions and performances?

Note: As a mark of respect to those who lost their lives and those who mourn them in the Air India Express IX812 air crash at the Mangalore Airport on 22nd May 2010, the Management committee has postponed the 2nd part of the talent show competitions scheduled on 28th May 2010 (Singing/Quiz/Family photo/Elocution) until further notice.

Though every performer on stage was a winner, here are the results of the competitons:

Fancy Dress Competition Results:
1st place: Ashel D’Souza
2nd place: Alyssa Diona Rego 
3rd place: Delviya Lobo

1st place: Lionel D’Souza
2nd place: Kevin Monthero
3rd place: Gareth Rodrigues

1st place: Nevan D’Souza
2nd place, Ceanna Aranha
3rd place: Glorius D’Souza

9 to 12 years: GIRLS
1st place:  Joylin D’mello

9 to 12 years: BOYS
1st place: Joyston D’Mello
2nd place: Alron Rego
Dance Competition Results:
1st place: Ashel D’Souza
2nd place: Alyssa Diona Rego
3rd place: Sharon Sequeira

6 - 9 YEARS: Girls SOLO:
1st place: Adlene J. D’Souza
2nd place: Rhea Alvares
3rd place: Clarina Pinto & Ceanna Aranha

6 - 9 YEARS: Boys SOLO:
1st place:  Lavin Tauro
2nd place: Nevan D’Souza

9 to 12 YEARS: Children SOLO:
1st place: Nadine D’Souza
2nd place: Gishal Cordeiro

12-18 YEARS: Girls SOLO
1st place:  Sana Britto
1st place: Vijayi D’Souza

1st  place: Gareth Rodrigues & Group: Lionel D’Souza, Ashel D’Souza, Lara D’Souza, Sharon Sequeira & Anika Quadros

6  to 9 YEARS: GROUP:
1st  place: Elroy Pinto & Group: Joel D’Souza, Astra Pinto, Lavin Tauro,  Adlene  D’Souza, Aaron Sequeira, Priya Noronha  & Clarina Pinto

9 -12 & 12-18 YEARS GROUP:
1st  place:   Elreena Pinto & Group: , Richelle Andrade, Jessica D’Souza, Nadine D’Souza, Anushka Fernandes & Joylyn D’Mello
2nd place:  Sana Britto & Group:  Melissa Crasto,  Shanon D’Souza, Roxanne Dias, Rupal Aroza. Christina Williams

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