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Chris Martin: My Kids Are My Toughest Critics!

Chris Martin performing with Coldplay.

No word yet whether Coldplay will be one of the acts performing in tonight’s Olympics closing ceremony. It would only be appropriate, since the theme of the show is “A Symphony of British Music,” and luminaries from The Who to Pink Floyd to Adele and The Spice Girls are expected to be included.

But if by chance the group didn’t make the cut, it won’t have anything to do with the quality of their music. Lead singer Chris Martin recently told The Sun that he runs his new songs by two very demanding critics – his children, Apple and Moses!

“Kids are very honest – if they start singing a song, it’s because they like it. It’s a great gauge,” he told the newspaper.

He sings his new numbers for them at the breakfast table and checks their reaction.

The musician, husband to Gwyneth Paltrow, adds that his eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son prevent fame from getting to his head.

“When we played Wembley Stadium, I was like, ‘Wow – now we are big rock stars’,” he says. “But the next morning the kids were saying, ‘Get me some pancakes.'”

Having children has improved his work in other ways, too. Last fall, Chris told CBS Sunday Morning that Apple and Moses made his work “more focused. And you have a purpose. I like what it does. Just the idea of having to work hard so your kids are okay.”

Now that’s what we call an Olympic-sized heart!

[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]

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