Coldplay's Chris Martin Joins 'The Voice' As A Mentor For New Format

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Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin has signed onto the singing reality show ‘The Voice’.

The 37 year-old will be a guest mentor for the second round of battles, and will act as a “universal advisor” to the rest of the coaches, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

Martin will also aid all of the show’s contenders during ‘Battle Rounds: Round 2,’ which commences on Monday March 31st.

This new format will see each contestant be paired up, then sing the same song separately in a sudden-death match.

As well as appearing on the March 31st episode, Martin will also feature on the NBC show on April 1st and April 7st.

This new knockout stage was nearly leaked weeks ago at a ‘Voice’ screening in New York City, hosted by executive producer Mark Burnett, host Carson Daly and mentor Usher.

The three hinted to the audience that there could be a change coming soon to the format in this current season, but did not specify any details.

MORE: Cee-Lo Green leaves NBC's 'The Voice'

"Every season, we do reserve the right to look back and say, how do we tweak this show to keep what's important -- authentic music and the highest level on talent -- onscreen, with four of the biggest people in music?" said Daly at the event. "And with that do come some tweaks. There might be some surprises this year.”

Coldplay’s official twitter account confirmed the news of Martin’s role, as the band posted, “Chris is to work with @adamlevine @blakeshelton @usher & @shakira as a Key Adviser on this season's US #TheVoice.”

Season 6 of ‘The Voice’ began late last month on February 24th, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton returned to the spinning chairs as coaches, but since Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera left the show, Usher and Shakira returned to replace them.


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