The final was held at the Bayerischer Rundfunk TV studios in Munich, hosted by Caroline Reiber. 12 songs took part and the winner was chosen by a panel of approximately 500 people who had been selected as providing a representative cross-section of the German public. Among the other participants were former German representative Wencke Myhre (1968) and future entrant Ingrid Peters (1986).
On the night of the final Hoffmann & Hoffmann performed 14th in the running order, following Cyprus and preceding Denmark. At the close of voting "Rücksicht" had received 94 points (including a maximum 12 from Luxembourg), placing Germany 5th of the 20 entries, the country's fifth consecutive top 5 finish. The German jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.
"Rücksicht" became the biggest domestic hit of Hoffmann & Hoffmann's career, reaching number 8 on the German singles chart. However in March 1984, less than a year after their Eurovision appearance, lead singer Günter Hoffmann committed suicide at the age of 32.