The final was held at the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin, hosted by Hape Kerkeling. Ten songs took part and the winner was chosen by a panel of 1,000 people, selected as providing a representative cross-section of the German public, who were telephoned and asked to choose their favourite song. One of the other participants was Cindy Berger, who had represented Germany at Eurovision in 1974 as half of duo Cindy & Bert.
The choice of "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" was widely criticised, as many felt that not only was the song itself not particularly strong, but that also the anthemic 'peace, love and hope for the future' style of song was at the time becoming something of a Eurovision cliché (the 1990 contest had seen a plethora of such lyrically-themed entries).
"Hand in Hand in die Sonne" (Hand in hand towards the sun)
"Du bist mehr" (You are more)
"Nie allein" (Never alone)
"Hautnah ist nicht nah genug" (Skin to skin is not close enough)
Connie & Komplizen
"Jedesmal" (Every time)
Vox & Vox
"Tief unter der Haut" (Deep under the skin)
Stefan de Wolff
"Herz an Herz" (Heart to heart)
Ziad & Sandrina
"Die Wächter der Erde" (The guardians of earth)
"Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" (This dream must never die)
On the night of the final Atlantis 2000 performed 17th in the running order, following Finland and preceding Belgium. At the close of voting "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" had received only 10 points (6 from Denmark, 3 from Cyprus and 1 from Spain), placing Germany 18th of the 22 entries, the country's lowest Eurovision finish to that date. The German jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Sweden.
Atlantis 2000 had been set up specifically to participate at Eurovision and following the bad result in Rome, and the song's failure to achieve significant sales success in Germany, they disbanded soon after.