LIVE PERFORMANCE: COLDPLAY | HIGHER POWER (LIVE ON AMERICAN IDOL)
British rock band Coldplay perform their new single "Higher Power" on American Idol. This marks the band first performed the song on TV. The band was the focal point of a special Coldplay/Mother’s Day-themed episode of American Idol. The remaining seven contestants of the revived singing competition perform both a Coldplay tune and a song that reminds them of their mothers. The Coldplay songs picked include “Fix You,” “Yellow,” “Violet Hill,” “In My Place,” “Paradise,” “Everglow,” and “Magic.” The new song was premiered during a special link-up to the International Space Station for an “extraterrestrial transmission” to French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently onboard the International Space Station. The band worked with Swedish record producer Max Martin on the track.