Held on 30 March at the RTÉ television centre in Dublin, the national final selection was hosted by Pat Kenny. Originally, eight songs were set to compete, but one was withdrawn the week before the contest, bringing the number of songs to seven. The winner was selected by ten regional juries.
"Could It Be that I'm in Love" was performed eleventh in the running order on the night of the contest, following Turkey and preceding Portugal. At the close of the voting sequence, Ireland had 47 points, tying them with the United Kingdom for tenth place.