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Anita Traversi

Name:Anita Traversi
Born:25-7-1937
Nationality:Swiss
   
National Finals:Swiss national final 1956, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1976
ESC Entries:I miei pensieri (1964)
Cielo e terra (1960)
   
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Biography

Anita Traversi was a Swiss singer, born in Giubiasco. She started singing in orchestras in the mid 1950s. With the song “Bandella Ticinese” she participated in the first ever national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. She went to Italy, had a record contract there and worked together with Adriano Celentano. In 1960, she represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Cielo e terra’. She participated a second time in the contest in 1964 with “I miei pensieri”. Also in the festival of Sopot she performed twice. Anita Traversi could also been seen in contests like the Song Festival of Rio de Janeiro and the Golden Orpheus in Bulgaria.
After the second Eurovision participation Anita’s successes started to fade. In the early 1970s she retired from showbusiness in order to pay more attention to her family. The only exception she made is when she took part in the 1976 national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.
On 25 september 1991, Anita Traversi passed away, aged only 54 years.

Entries

Country:Switzerland
Year:1964
Language:Italian
   
Artist:Anita Traversi
Song:I miei pensieri
Lyrics:Sanzio Chiesa
Composer(s):Giovanni Pelli
Conductor:Fernando Paggi
   
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Results 
Points:0
Position:13
Running order:14
Country:Switzerland
Year:1960
Language:Italian
   
Artist:Anita Traversi
Song:Cielo e terra
Lyrics:Alberto Bottazzi
Composer(s):Mario Robbiani
Conductor:Cédric Dumont
   
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Results 
Points:5
Position:8
Running order:9
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