Last night (May 2), the American Idol final five performed songs for British pop week. The theme continued on during the results show with a performance from English alt-rockers, Coldplay.
Chris Martin and company took the live results show stage and performed their smash single “Paradise.” Like most performances for the new album’s era, the staging featured colorful neon graffiti and Chris Martin wowing the crowd by simply singing at the piano.
Things were different for the band’s second performance. They returned to the stage and performed their single “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.” Martin had the audience in a frenzy as he danced around on his feet–and knees–on stage.
“Paradise” and “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” are taken from Coldplay’s latest album, “Mylo Xyloto.” The album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart when it was released in October of last year after selling 447,000 copies in its first week out. The band is on tour now promoting the album. The video for their new single, “Princess of China,” featuring Rihanna will be released this month. Watch the performances below.