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Watch Coldplay Hit ‘American Idol’ With ‘Paradise,’ ‘Every Teardrop’

Coldplay on 'Idol'

Coldplay’s refreshingly eclectic fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto is more than six months old, but the British rockers are in the thick of a North American tour that might just lead them to this summer’s London Olympics. The big-tent British idols stopped by American Idol last night to perform two songs from their latest record, R&B-swinging “Paradise” and rave-pop “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall.” With a day-glo stage setup recalling band’s own EDM-positive video for album highlight “Charlie Brown,” Martin threw himself around the Idol stage like the seasoned arena hero he undeniably he has become. The viewers at home would’ve been forgiven for anxiously anticipating the results of that night’s show (spoiler: the country singer went home) but at least they could enjoy a confetti-filled party while they waited, and they didn’t have to sit through LMFAO.