She competed in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2007 after sending in a song to the contest for fun. In Gothenburg on February 10, 2007, Lindberg, performing Trying to Recall, was the second artist named as a finalist in Melodifestivalen 2007. Marie Lindberg"s entry Trying to Recall was written and composed by her in May 1998.
However, she was not confident enough in order to put the song forward in Melodifestivalen 2007.
She received positive reviews from the Swedish media and continued easily from the second semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007. She was the only non-professional artist and unknown act in the second semifinal, where Lindberg and The Ark received the most votes and went through directly to the final.
The song Trying to Recall placed fifth at the Melodifestivalen 2007 final, not receiving more than four points from the judges but 66 points from the viewers" votes. On March 30, 2007 Marie Lindberg"s debut album, "Trying to Recall" went straight into Number.1 on Svensktoppen, the Swedish music charts.