Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-09-27 18:06 Photos By: Eunice Dsouza Bahrain: Christopher Roshan Lobo and Teena Roshan D’souza sailed to the finals of Gulf Voice of Mangaluru – 5 at a nail-biting semi-finals held at the Indian Club Auditorium here, recently. They will represent Bahrain at the finals to be held in their home turf on November 11. After a gruelling two rounds with common songs and solo performance by 12 semi-finalists, the judges had a tough time to zero in on the winners. Rony D’cunha, dream boy of Konkani music from Kuwait, veteran singer and composer Apolinaris D’souza from Oman and Ajith Peter D’Souza, a budding young singer, composer and lyricist from Dubai were in the panel to judge the contestants. The semi-finals began with the common song round where all six female contestants had to sing the same song, while male contestants had their common song too. The common song chosen were “Ahimsa” from the album Melwyn’s Melodies Vol. 5 by Melwyn Peris that was penned and composed by him and sung by Reena D’souza, whereas male contestants sang another of Melwyn Peris’s composition “Sopnanthli Cholli” from the album Melwyn’s madhur podam Vol 2 penned and composed by Melwyn Peris and sung by Late Ivan Noronha. Fr Freddy D’Souza capuchin, parish priest of Sacred Heart Church Bahrain, Kuwait based philanthropist Lawrence Saldhana, 15th Konkani Kutam Prashasti winner Gratian Pius D’silva (Herolpius) were present.