Chris Martin Is The Voice’s New Mentor

For reasons that obviously have nothing to do with the imminent release of a new Coldplay album, frontman Chris Martin is set to appear as a mentor figure on four forthcoming episodes of The Voice, the NBC singing-competition show that’s become the heir apparent to the crumbling American Idol empire. The show’s contestants are divided up into four teams, with different famous people coaching all of them and various other famous people coming through in an adviser capacity. But Martin won’t advise any particular team, because obviously the presence of Chris Martin would be an unfair advantage to any of those teams. Instead, as USA Today reports, he’ll advise all four coaches, helping the performances of every remaining contestant. Mostly, I hope he just gives them dancing advice. Martin will appear on the show this coming Monday and Tuesday, and he’ll also be on 4/1 and 4/7. And if all goes well, I honestly would not be shocked to see him in one of those spinny chairs on some future season.