The final was held at the Stadthalle in Bremen, hosted by Axel Bulthaupt. Eleven songs took part and the winner was chosen by televoting. Only the top three songs were announced on the night, but the full placings subsequently found their way into the public domain, together with some of the scoring details. Runner-up was Corinna May, who had won the German national final the previous year before her song was disqualified for violation of pre-performance rules.
On the night of the final Raab performed 15th in the running order, following eventual contest winners Denmark and preceding Switzerland. At the close of voting "Wadde hadde dudde da?" had received 96 points (including maximum 12s from Austria, Spain and Switzerland), placing Germany 5th of the 24 entries. The 12 points from the German televote were awarded to Denmark.
"Wadde hadde dudde da?" occasioned much debate as to whether or not Raab had intended it to be a joke entry in the manner of "Guildo hat euch lieb!" The quasi-nonsensical lyrics and extravagant costumes and stage presentation led some to this conclusion, but it was also pointed out that, stripped of its visuals, the song was a fairly contemporary-sounding dance track with no obvious comedic elements, and a wacky presentation did not necessarily imply ironic intent.