The final was held at the TV studios in Frankfurt, hosted by Edith Grobleben. Six acts took part, each performing two songs. Songs were voted on by a 10-member jury who each awarded between 1 and 5 points per song. Unlike in the previous year's final, the result of which had caused a degree of controversy, there was no elimination and revote on the top songs. "Junger Tag" emerged the winner by just 1 point over "Sebastian" performed by Tonia, who had been the Belgian Eurovision representative in 1966.
On the night of the final Gitte performed 4th in the running order, following Portugal and preceding Norway. At the close of voting "Junger Tag" had received 85 points, placing Germany joint 8th (with Monaco) of the 17 entries.