The final was held at the Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, hosted by Sini Sovijärvi. Twelve songs took part with the winner chosen by voting from six regional juries. Other participants included former Finnish representatives Ami Aspelund (1983) and Sonja Lumme (1985). Two of the songs, Helena Miller's "Svart och vitt" and Benny Törnroos's "I november", was written in Swedish, that is a national language in Finland as well. The other 10 songs was written in Finnish.
On the night of the final Boulevard performed third in the running order, following Sweden and preceding the United Kingdom. The band had to deal with a technical malfunction when the backing track temporarily faded out halfway through the song. At the close of voting "Nauravat silmät muistetaan" had received only 3 points (all from Israel), placing Finland 20th of the 21 entries, ahead only of the nul-points song from Austria. The Finnish jury awarded its 12 points to Luxembourg.