ARMYs Praise Coldplay For Covering BTS Jin’s “The Astronaut” On “Saturday Night Live”
ARMYs are praising Coldplay for the British rock band’s performance on NBC‘s Emmy-winning late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL).
Backstage, Saturday Night Live, New York. 4 Feb 2023. pic.twitter.com/vvmwox3kKj
— Coldplay (@coldplay) February 5, 2023
On Saturday, February 4, Chilean American actor Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian and The Last of Us) hosted Saturday Night Live. Coldplay was the musical guest that night.
ARMYs had noticed in the preview for the episode that Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin was wearing Wootteo on his jacket. Wootteo is the little astronaut mascot BTS‘s Jin created ahead of his mandatory military enlistment and the release of his solo single “The Astronaut,” which Martin co-wrote.
Is that a Wootteo pin on Chris' Jacket?! pic.twitter.com/j4NosLap1f
— Dita⁷ (@almostdita) February 3, 2023
Aww Chris Martin wore Wootteo on his shirt while filming on SNL pic.twitter.com/2i9drHYKtr
— BTS Charts Daily⁷ (@btschartsdailys) February 3, 2023
No because this man said his friend was 'going away for a while' and look at him with a patch of Wootteo next to his heart, I'm crying.
— JRJOT7 (Very Busy) (@LetsBeGoodHuman) February 4, 2023
Coldplay carrying Wootteo in some form whether it’s on a jacket, the plush or anything is by far the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.
They’re so good to BTS. They’re so genuine. They are good to them 🥺 pic.twitter.com/YXm8akxElb
— DAMN IT LAUREN! ⁷ (@Starlit_Lauren) February 4, 2023
It turns out that Martin was giving a hint at the band’s performance. They not only performed a medley of hits, “Fix You” and “Human Heart.”
They ended up performing a cover of Jin’s “The Astronaut.”
Coldplay certainly made ARMYs proud with the performance, and we know Jin would be too. It felt like an emotional and respectful tribute to him. Since Coldplay could have performed any of their many popular songs, the fact that they chose “The Astronaut” felt especially meaningful.
.@Coldplay Chris Martin performed #TheAstronaut on #snl tonight 💜pic.twitter.com/pea2EmmnCc
— BTS Charts Daily⁷ (@btschartsdailys) February 5, 2023
ARMYs also couldn’t help but notice all the singers wore Wootteo on their shirts. Coldplay truly love Jin and take any chance they get to show it!
coldplay performed the astronaut on snl + everyone wearing wootteo oh i need to go bawl my eyes out for a couple hours
— ali ⁷ 💫 (@alisinterludex) February 5, 2023
Dear Joon's friend,
I know I often call upon you to pass on messages to the Tannies but this time it's really important.
Please tell Jin that Coldplay performed #TheAstronaut on SNL, surrounded by Wootteos. He needs to know that they love and miss him too, just like ARMY.
— Cypher⁷/Shesawseesaw (@cypherluscious) February 5, 2023
We hope Jin can watch the performance soon!