On the night of the final Power and Al Bano performed 12th in the running order, following Israel and preceding eventual contest winners Norway. As had been the case in 1976, Power's live vocals were rather hit-and-miss, but overall it is considered the better of their performances. At the close of voting, "Magic Oh Magic" had received 78 points, placing Italy 7th of the 19 entries – exactly the same finish position as nine years earlier. Oddly, despite only finishing 7th, "Magic Oh Magic" had gained more maximum 12s – three, from Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal – than any other song apart from the winning Norwegian entry. The Italian jury awarded its 12 points to Ireland.