Coldplay's Chris Martin Named ‘The Voice’ Guest Mentor

Coldplay's Chris Martin Named 'The Voice' Guest Mentor

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The British singer will advise all four teams during the second round of battles on the NBC competition

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will be the guest mentor for the second round of battles on NBC's “The Voice.”

In the role, the singer will advise all four teams’ contenders during “Battle Rounds: Round 2,” which will begin Monday, March 31.

Martin will advise on vocal techniques, stage presence and the importance of tailoring songs to fit their persona and strengths.

Also read: 11 Best and Worst Moments From ‘The Voice’ Final Blind Auditions (Guest Blog)

The new round will include both those singers that advance via battle wins and through steals in battles against another singer or group for the chance to advance to the playoff round. Each coach can steal one more singer in this round.

The live shows are set to begin airing on Monday, April 21 with the Top 12. The finale will air on May 20.

Coldplay, which formed in 1997, has sold more than 60 million copies of their five No. 1 albums. Coldplay's sixth studio album, “Ghost Stories,” is set for a May 19 global release.

  • wat

    Chris Martin's inclusion is perfectly fine, but replacing the Knockouts with a second round of Battles? Stupid. Sure, more duets would be interesting with the weaker links weeded out but the Knockouts were great and the show's format was fine as is. If ain't broke, don't fix it.

  • Honey Badger Don't Care

    Chris Martin is an overrated douchebag.