Coldplay to Perform On American Idol May 3

Entertainment Weekly reports that the British band, Coldplay, will perform during the May 3 results show (Fox, 8 p.m.). No deets on what song the band will play, but it will likely by a song from their latest album, Mylo Xyloto.

Hopefully, the kids won’t be singing “Viva La Vida” as a group number to celebrate. Just say no to Coldplay songs, Idol contestants. (I’m looking at you, Matt Giraud.)

Over under bets on whether Chris Martin’s wife, Gwyneth Paltrow will be sitting in the audience? (Via Entertainment Weekly)

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  • Wally.

    i didnt think matt’s peformance was that bad haha. It was defiantly too much vibrato tho.  Coldplay performances can be pretty good. Remember Katelyn Epperly’s performance of The Scientist? One of the best in season 9.

    Excited for Coldplay. One of my favorite bands! Going to see them in July hopefully

  • Van

    So next week it’ll be Coldplay and Jennifer Lopez….
    “During the results show on May 3,Jennifer will hit the stage and perform her latest hit,”Dance Again,” alongside boyfriend and backup dancer Casper Smart.” 

  • Anonymous

    I’m just hoping this performance is better than the one they had at the Grammys.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they do “Princess of China.” That song is so good.

  • Pam

    I agree mj.  No Viva La Vida please!  Other than that, I think it will be a great show.

  • s k

    so who is the idol alum performing?  Jennifer?

  • Incipit

    I don’t know from Coldplay. And I’m lazy. No links or names of songs other than the Scientist – or the one you don’t want – Viva la Vida??  means I still don’t know – and I certainly don’t have a favorite.

    What are they, faux soft rock that’s momentarily acceptable to the PD’s at HAC, or something?

    If it’s just a guest spot, easy to ignore – along with JLo’s offering. If there are enough songs to inflict them on the soon to be Top5 – then I’ll blow up that bridge when I come to it…and track down some examples of their stuff. Heh.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad they couldn’t have saved them for the finale and let Colton sing with them!

  • judes

    Well 2 weeks in a row having decent guest artists .Has Jimmy run out of his interscope autotuned artists ? I love Coldplay but I am not sure what song they will do.I am not looking forward to Jennifer singing.If she was just dancing maybe -but she is not a good singer & it means there is one less spot for an idol.