Marco Carta participated and won the first prize in the Italian talent show Amici di Maria de Filippi' from october 2007 to April 2008. On February 22, 2009 he won the first price at the prestigious music Festival of Sanremo with the song La Forza Mia. Before becoming a singer, he was working as a hairdresser in Cagliari. He lives with his uncle and aunt after the death of both his parents. In 2008 he released his debut single, "Per Sempre". The single gained popularity in Italy and peaked at #44 on the Italian FIMI chart and #18 on the Italian iTunes chart.