March 19th, 2014
12:45 PM ET
Get ready for more Coldplay covers on NBC's "The Voice."
Now that the band's frontman, Chris Martin, has joined the reality competition, we bet contestants will try to wow him and "The Voice" coaches with their own versions of "Yellow."
Martin isn't going to replace one of the current coaches, but serve as the show's "key advisor." The current season has Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira serving as coaches, which means they each build a team of the strongest vocalists to hopefully lead one "Voice" to the championship. With Martin, each contestant now has a mentor who helps them out regardless of which team they're on.
Specifically, he's going to guide the contestants in the upcoming battle round on March 31, advising on song selection, stage presence and vocal techniques. The contestants will then adapt his advice to their performance for their coach (and everyone else) in hopes that it'll help them stay on for another round.
The addition of Martin is just one of the new elements NBC has introduced in the "revised" format of "The Voice," which is now in its sixth season. Live performances will begin April 21, with a winner announced on May 20.
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