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Susan Boyle returns to BGT - then Japanese tambourinist Gonzo 'eats her soul'; The Britain's Got Talent legend gives another jaw-dropping performance tonight - and Gonzo wants to emulate her success.

Byline: Kyle O'Sullivan

Susan Boyle makes a triumphant return to Britain's Got Talent tonight - but things soon get very weird.

The 58-year-old Scot left the BGT judges with their jaws on the floor when she sang 'I Dreamed a Dream' from Les Miserables back in 2009.

To mark the ten year anniversary of the incredible moment, Susan gives another stunning performance at the start of this evening's show.

She looks close to tears after getting a standing ovation from the crowd after hitting that final note.

Heading on stage to give her a hug, Simon Cowell says: "Still got the magic haven't you, Susan. Thank you for coming back."

Susan Boyle still intimidated by Simon Cowell TEN YEARS after her BGT debut

The dramatic music then suddenly stops when the next act, a Japanese 'extreme tambourinist', walks up on stage.

When asked if he can be as good as Susan, Gonzo, 33, says: "Susan Boyle's energy is in my heart."

Curious Simon replies: "Okay, so you've eaten her soul and now that is your inspiration. Let's hope we can repeat what Susan did all those years ago."

Gonzo starts shaking his tambourine to Ricky Martin classic 'Livin' La Vida Loca'

He channels his inner Susan to put on the performance of a lifetime.

Has he done enough to get a place in the next round?

Simon exclusively revealed his protege is still so intimidated by him that she refuses to use his first name.

Speaking about Susan's first BGT performance, he said: "She was a game changer for the show. I would say her audition helped us understand the power of social media and how it was going to become a huge part of what we do.

"So when you have an audition in England suddenly the whole world can see it within five minutes. Last year she was on Champions in America and we had a large audience, they were all pretty young, mainly teenagers and the minute she came out she got a standing ovation. Everyone knows who she is."

He added: "She hasn't changed one bit in ten years though, she still calls me Mr Cowell. I keep saying, 'Susan, we've known each other for ten years, call me Simon!', but she won't! I adore her."

*Britain's Got Talent airs Saturdays on ITV at 8pm

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Susan Boyle gives another jaw-dropping performance

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Next up is Gonzo, an extreme tambourinist from Japan

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Gonzo has some serious tambourine skills

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The audience are big fans

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