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'American Idol': Coldplay performing May 3

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Sarah Lee

This week, the American Idol finalists paid homage to Queen, arguably the original arena rock band. Next week, another band known to pack in an arena or two will take to the Idol stage for the first time: Coldplay.

EW has learned the British foursome will perform during the May 3 results show (Fox, 8 p.m.). They’ll almost certainly play a song from their latest album, the day-glo Mylo Xyloto, and frontman Chris Martin will almost definitely spastically dance around the stage. So watch those hands, swaybots!

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