Susan Boyle will make a triumphant return to Britain's Got Talent tonight when she repeats her first jaw-dropping audition for the show by performing I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.

A decade after she stunned judges with her rendition of the musical standard, the 58-year-old Scottish singer will return to perform for Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.

Following a lengthy standing ovation, Cowell will take to the stage at the London Palladium to embrace Boyle, telling her: "Still got the magic, Susan. Haven't you? Thank you for coming."

The pre-recorded episode, the second of this year's contest, will also see Boyle reunited with presenting partners Ant and Dec, who will pull her in for a hug after she leaves the stage.

Ant and Dec

"Ten years older. It's been 10 years, hasn't it?" Ant McPartlin will ask her.

"And you two haven't changed a bit," she will respond before embracing the pair.

"You can come again," Declan Donnelly will then quip.

But the melodramatic mood around Susan Boyle's reappearance will be suddenly cut short with the entrance of a Japanese hopeful performing under the name Gonzo.

Holding a tambourine and dressed in tight-fitting lycra, he will prove the judges' preconceptions wrong with a skilful if comedic performance of Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin.

Asked why he had decided to compete in the show, Gonzo will reply: "I saw on YouTube in Japan Susan Boyle. Oh yes. I recommend Susan Boyle's energies into my heart. Very right, yes."

Wowed by his performance, Cowell will tell Gonzo: "I knew the minute you walked out that you were going to be amazing."

Britain's Got Talent continues on Virgin Media One and UTV at 8pm.