Münchener Freiheit were internationally the best-known act in the 1993 contest, having had a very successful recording career throughout the previous decade. They were one of very few non-British Eurovision participants to have had a hit single in the United Kingdom ("Keeping the Dream Alive" in 1988) prior to their Eurovision appearance. However – as others such as Olivia Newton-John, Silver Convention and Baccara had found out before them – prior international success was to prove no guarantee of Eurovision success.
On the night of the final Münchener Freiheit performed 3rd in the running order, following Turkey and preceding Switzerland. At the close of voting "Viel zu weit" had received 18 points (8 from Italy, 4 from Ireland, 3 from Denmark, 2 from Switzerland and 1 from the Netherlands), placing Germany 18th of the 25 entries. The German jury awarded its 12 points to Switzerland.