Well, I'm giving this a bump, as it's the first semi starting in an hour. You know, in case anyone's interested in the likes of Macedonia and Malta's dire entries.
Unfortunately, it clashes with the Apprentice, and my favourite songs are in the latter half, so Hungary and Azerbaijan had better get through. (I'd be massively surprised if they didn't)
Re: waiting until the contest to hear the songs, songs are rarely good for me on first listen, so I'll enjoy the contest a lot more with songs I know playing.