The final was held on 20 February 2000 at the RTÉ television centre in Dublin. For the first time since 1990, Pat Kenny did not host the event, the honor instead going to 1995 Eurovision Song Contest presenter Mary Kennedy. As in the 1999 national selection, regional televoting was used to determine the winner.
Toal performed 23rd in the running order on the night of the contest, following Turkey and preceding Austria. At the close of voting, "Millennium of Love" received 92 points, finishing 6th out of 24 countries. The Irish televoting awarded its 12 points to the contest winners Denmark.
"Millennium of Love" was the only entry that year to make a reference to the turn of the millennium.