Nella Martinetti

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Nella Martinetti
Born (1946-06-04)4 June 1946
Brissago, Switzerland
Died 29 July 2011(2011-07-29) (aged 65)
Männedorf, Switzerland
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter

Nella Martinetti (21 January 1946 – 29 July 2011) was a Swiss singer-songwriter, affectionately nicknamed "Bella Nella".

She was born in Brissago, Ticino, Switzerland. In 1986, she became the first winner of the Grand Prix der Volksmusik with the song, Bella Musica, which she had composed herself. In 1987, along with Atilla Şereftuğ, Martinetti approached young singer Celine Dion, asking her to represent Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest.[1] Dion won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi."

She died in Männedorf, Switzerland, aged 65, in 2011, from pancreatic cancer.[2]

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