Flemish broadcaster VRT was in charge of the selection of the Belgian entry for the 1989 Contest. The national final was held at the Amerikaans Theater in Brussels, hosted by Luc Appermont. Twelve songs competed to become that year's Belgian entrant, voted on by regional juries in the five Flemish provinces of Belgium, alongside a professional jury. Ingeborg emerged the winner by a 13-point margin, having received the highest overall score both from the regional juries and the professional jury.
On the night of the final Ingeborg performed 6th in the running order, following Turkey and preceding the United Kingdom. At the close of the voting "Door de wind" had received 13 points (from Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Iceland), placing Belgium 19th out of 22 entries. The Belgian jury awarded its 12 points to Austria.