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Monday, 14 November 2011

Kingfisher Voice of Goa 2011

Every year Kingfisher  conducts a talent hunt show in both English and Konkani singing category
It’s Kingfisher's Voice of Goa.
This year it was 7th year and grand finale took place at SGPDA grounds at Margao on 12th and 13th November, 2011.
Vaishali Samant, Bombay Vikings, The Syndicate Band, Crimson Tide Band, Varun Band etc were the added attractions. see pics below

4th time Lucky, Akash Telgu is the Kingfisher’s Voice of Goa 2011 – Konkani.
(Last three years he figured in the finalists)
Young Akash is more into bollywood Singing/Dancing since the age of 5.
We been watching his performance since he was just 13 (I have clips of his dancing/singing in 2005, 2006 (Youtube see link below) and so on. Akash is now 20 and studying at Chowgule College. Son of Rajan and Rajvi Telgu from Raia, Goa.

Try Akash on facebood here - (looks like he just started it)

Whereas, in English category, Queenie Fernandes is the Voice of Goa 2011 – see pic
Queenie is form Siolim, Goa and was lecturer in  Mapusa College.
Incidently, Queenie is the third winner hailing from the same village Siolim for the last 3 consecutive years  i.e. 2009, 2010 & 2011.

winner in each category get a cash prize of Rs.75,000 where as in English category the winner also gets one year contract with Kingfisher worth Rs.3 lacs.

Judges for the event were:
Sigmund De Souza, Joaquim D'Souza and Praveen Gaokar for Konkani rounds and Belinda Fernandes and Alex Braganza joined Sigmund in English rounds.

Congratulations to Akash and Queenie

 English/Konkani Winners with their Cheque

Cheque close-up

Group pic with winners

English finalist (second round)

Queenie fernandes
Neeraj, Sigmund de souza etc

Akash with his cheque

Vijay Sardesai, Neeraj, Sigmond, Queenie

 Konkani finalists

Akash with Sachin Chatte, the host


Video 1 - Konkani Fanalist (Second round)

Video 2 - Akash is the Kingfisher Voice of Goa -Konkani

video 3 - Final round English

Video 4  (Queenie Fernandes -Voice of Goa 2011)

Video 5  - Vaishali Samant

Watch Akash when he was just 13 n 14  - he is now 20

The added attractions:

The Syndicate Band
with Sharon and Raul on the vocals

Vaishali Samant
with DJ Amit and rapper Arya

 Bombay Vikings
with Neeraj Shridhar (see pic with the winners), Shanthini, Andrew, Cassie, Vishal Dande etc
Crowd had a good time with Bombay Vikings band.
I have watched it LIVE  for the first time, although I listen to it very often.  Thanks to Kingfisher
Many Goan musicians with the band - Andrew (keyboard), Cassy (drums) etc
Watch the audience participation part of the show, where Neeraj Shridhar (Original Member of Bombay Vikings) came down to the audience..
Akash, the new Kingfisher Voice of Goa 2011 (konkani) also seen singing with the band (before he knew he was a winner)
With Neeraj Shridhar

Video 6 (Bombay Vikings - Neeraj Shridhar )