The national final was held at the Theater Carré in Amsterdam, hosted by Willy Dobbe. Only three songs were performed and voting was by eleven regional juries with 10 points each to divide between the songs. "Als het om de liefde gaat" emerged the clear winner.
On the night of the final Sandra and Andres performed last in the running order, following eventual contest winners Luxembourg. The pair, both dressed in outfits in vivid shades of green, gave a confident and engaging performance of the night's most bouncy, uptempo song and at the close of voting "Als het om de liefde gaat" had received 106 points, placing the Netherlands 4th of the 18 entries.
"Als het om de liefde gaat" reached number 3 on the Dutch Singles chart and was also released in English, French and German versions.