It looked like things were gonna be pretty bad when the first contestant out of the gate was Jerry “El Vegas” Katz. Really? An Elvis impersonator? And one that can’t sing at that? Next!

Things were going from worse to even worse until Ishaara, a group of talented dancers from Berkeley, Calif., showed up and brought the Bollywood. Now this is more like it!

Other pleasant surprises of the evening were Matt and Anthony, Charles DeWayne, Marcus Terrell and the Serenades and Mia Boostrom, who used her second chance with the judges to win a spot in Las Vegas.

The auditions continue tonight.

Wednesday, July 22
James Morrison – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – rerun
Carlos Santana – “The Tavis Smiley Show” – rerun
Lily Allen – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos” – rerun
Tracy Morgan, Diane Birch – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Mat Kearney – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
The Mighty Boosh, Flo Rida – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Jewel – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Kelly Rowland – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Cold War Kids – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Thursday, July 23
Demi Lovato – “The View”
Kevin Nealon, Flo Rida – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
David Cook – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – rerun
Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean – “The Tavis Smiley Show” – rerun
Jen Kirkman – “Chelsea Lately”
Eric Hutchinson – “The Bonnie Hunt Show” – rerun
Ginuwine with Missy Elliott – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Jason Aldean – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
Kevin Nealon, Demi Lovato,Twisted Sister – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
David Cassidy, Sean Cassidy, La Roux – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Nico Stai – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Friday, July 24
Joan Baez – “The Tavis Smiley Show” – rerun
John Caparulo, Heather McDonald, Brody Stevens – “Chelsea Lately”
Darius Rucker – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos” – rerun
Judy Collins – “Late Show with David Letterman”
De La Soul – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
John Mulaney – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Jim Breuer – “Late Late Show with Craig Fergsuon”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Saturday, July 25
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Carolyn Wonderland – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Tracy Morgan, Kelly Clarkson – “Saturday Night Live” – rerun