Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin publicly endorsed Democrat Barack Obama during an appearance on Saturday Night Live last night (October 25th).
Martin displayed a white armband with the presidential hopeful’s name on and shouted “Barack Obama” as Coldplay’s three-song performance on the programme ended.
Last June, Martin told Rolling Stone that people would become “a bit more optimistic” if Mr Obama successfully defeats rival Republican John McCain in America’s general election next month.
“If Obama was to be president, it would immediately change the whole outside world's opinion of America overnight,” the singer said.
“America's public image at the moment is really bad. And it's a bummer, because over half of Americans are the coolest people on the planet. But they've been so misrepresented.”
Martin is the latest high profile name to make a political statement on the NBC show.
Comedian Tina Fey’s impressions of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin have ensured that SNL has been at the centre of the political process over recent months.
On last night's show Actor Will Ferrell reprised his role as George W Bush in a sketch with the comedian, who was once again dressed as Palin.