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Coldplay performs 'Magic' and 'A Sky Full of Stars' on 'SNL'

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It was a British invasion in last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, with first time host and star of The Amazing Spider Man 2, Andrew Garfield, alongside musical guest, Coldplay.

Coldplay performed for the fifth time on the “SNL” stage, after appearing in an episode hosted by Garfield’s girlfriend and Spider Man co – star, Emma Stone, in 2011.

In support of her beau, Stone made a short cameo appearance in Garfield’s Spider Man skit, where the two lovebirds pretended that they didn’t know how “normal” people kissed.

Fortunately, Coldplay’s front man, Chris Martin, came to rescue the spoof by awkwardly planting a sloppy kiss on Garfield. Despite the conscious uncoupling rumors, should Gwyneth Paltrow be jealous that Martin locked lips with Spiderman?

It was a magical hour for Coldplay, as the band played a romantic rendition of “Magic,” the second track off their sixth studio album, Ghost Stories, out May 19. "Call it magic. Call it true. Call it magic, when I'm with you," sang Martin. His falsetto tone and the acoustic guitar buildup at the end, gave a glimpse of vintage Coldplay. It’s not “Clocks” but it was the perfect electronic rock song to listen close to midnight.

Decorative stars shimmered and dangled from the set to create an outer space atmosphere as the band performed “A Sky Full of Stars,” complete with Martin’s kooky dance moves. The single was produced by EDM powerhouse, Avicii, who also played piano on the track, was released Thursday and is number one on iTunes Music in 86 countries.

Stay tuned for the final two episodes of “SNL” with host Charlize Theron and musical guest, The Black Keys on May 10. Former "SNL" alum Andy Samberg and star of Brooklyn Nine – Nine, will rock it out with indie band St. Vincent on May 17.

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