Peter Eades, lead singer of Jump The Gun, had composed a song in Ireland's national final selection in 1980, which was ranked joint fifth. Liam Reilly would go on to represent Ireland in the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest (finishing joint 2nd with France). Reilly would also compose the Irish entry in 1991.
"Take Him Home" was performed tenth in the running order on the night of the contest, following Switzerland and preceding Germany. At the close of the voting sequence, the song had received 79 points, placing eighth out of 21 songs.