Nuela Charles
Nuela Charles
Birth name Manuela Wüthrich
Born (1985-01-19) January 19, 1985 (age 32)
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Pop, soul, R&B
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2012–present

Manuela Wüthrich (born January 19, 1985), who goes by the stage name Nuela Charles, is a Canadian, Swiss, and Kenyan singer-songwriter, who plays a style of soul, pop and R&B music. She has released two musical works, Aware (2012) and The Grand Hustle (2016).

Early life and backgroundEdit

Charles was born as Manuela Wüthrich on January 19, 1985, in Kenya, to mother Beatrice Wüthrich. She graduated from Briercrest College and Seminary in 2008, and she identifies as a Christian.

Music careerEdit

Her music recording career started in 2012, when she released her debut studio album, Aware, on October 23. She released another studio album, The Grand Hustle, on November 4, 2016.

Nuela represented her mother's birth country Switzerland at The Origin Song Contest 02 in Espoo, Finland, with her song "Crumbling Down" from the album The Grand Hustle. The song won the contest, scoring 133 points and a 17 point margin on the runner up. The song also won its semi-final, scoring 113 points.


  • Aware (October 23, 2012)
  • The Grand Hustle (November 4, 2016)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland in The Origin Song Contest
01-10 Bastian BakerNuela Charles
01-10 "We Are The Ones" • "Crumbling Down"
(Note: Entries scored out are when Switzerland did not compete since their debut)
TOSC logo The Origin Song Contest 02
Final UkraineBulgariaPortugalRussiaFranceBosnia and HerzegovinaFaroe IslandsLatviaNorwayBelgiumPolandUnited KingdomAndorraHungaryFinlandNetherlandsSerbiaSwitzerlandSpainDenmarkMonacoAlbaniaItalyCroatiaCzech RepublicSweden
Semi Final 1 GreeceSan MarinoMoldovaSlovenia
Semi Final 2 BelarusEstoniaIcelandSloveniaRomania
Final TayannaALISIAMia Rose feat. Salvador SeixasGulnaz BattalovaLéa PaciAnabela feat Boban RajovićBára SilvansdóttirAdriana MiglāneAnna of the NorthHenri PFR feat. RaphaellaLanberryIzzy BizuLucía GilHoneybeastNelli MatulaRONDÉMilica PavlovićNuela CharlesHerenAlex VargasAnggunStanajRose VillainLana JurčevićTrick or Threat feat. Elis MrazNiello feat. Janice
Semi Final 1 JosephineGiò SadaSons of Maria feat. Angelika VeeManche, Rale and DinnaPamela Ramljak
Semi Final 2 IOWAI Wear* ExperimentVökKind ShaolinAMI
Final "Greshu" • "Ti li" • "Tudo para Dar" • "Miras" • "Adolescente Pirate" • "Preventiva" • "Hvør ert tú" • "Forget" • "Oslo" • "Until the End" • "Zagadka" • "Give Me Love" • "Dragonfly" • "Így játszom" • "Lemmikki" • "Naturally" • "La Fiesta" • "Crumbling Down" • "Here & Now" • "Inclosure" • "Face au vent • "Ain't Love Strange" • "Geisha" • "Neke se noći ne spavaju" • "Reason" • "Vinden"
Semi Final 1 "Cocktail" • "Il rimpianto di te" • "Sweet Madness" • "Drive By"
Semi Final 2 "Moi stikhi, tvoya gitara" • "Deepfreeze" • "Waiting" • "Money in My Soul" • "Mă omoară"

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