Dancing With The Stars featured a hilarious team dance to the viral Ylvis song "What Does The Fox Say." The routine featured four of this season's final eight celebrities: Glee star Amber Riley, High School Musical alum Corbin Bleu, reality star Jack Osbourne, and Pretty Little Liars actor Brant Daugherty.
The quartet recreated the famous music video, including the wooded background and fox costumes for everyone. The female dancers sported fox ears and a tail throughout the number, while the men started out with just the tail. But by the end of the "What Does The Fox Say" routine, the four guys were in full fox garb. Osbourne even did his entire solo in the furry outfit.
Watch Dancing With The Stars version of "What Does The Fox Say."
The crowd loved "Team Foxing Awesome," as did the judges. Carrie Ann Inaba described it as "an acid trip," and all three praised the clever choreography. They earned 30 out of 30, saving all of them from elimination. Instead [SPOILER ALERT] Snooki and Sasha Farber were the latest couple eliminated on Dancing With The Stars Season 17.
It should come as no surprise that this Dancing With The Stars routine to "What Does The Fox Say" was a success. Pro dancer Derek Hough, Amber Riley's professional partner, contributed to the choreography. Hough recently won an Emmy for his work on the series, and he is now undefeated in team dances on the show. Before Monday night's episode, Hough expressed optimism about the routine, even though he was dealing with a sore back.
"Our song is 'What Does the Fox Say?"' Hough wrote in his TVGuide blog. "I'm laughing just thinking about it. The song is hilarious, but it's also so musically varied that we can showcase the strengths and dynamics of each couple. For example, Jack is our Twinkle Toes. He's awesome at ballroom, so the slow part will be Jack and [partner] Cheryl [Burke]'s solo, and they can kill it with a smooth routine. I'm really excited."
Ylvis, a comedy duo from Norway, first created the catchy song in September to promote the new season of their late-night show. Little did Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker expect that "What Does The Fox Say" would rack up more than 169 million hits on YouTube.
"What surprised me the most is that even the very earliest comments on YouTube were, 'This one is going to go viral,' 'This is the new 'Gangnam Style,'" Bard Ylvisåker told Billboard. "Everything was about it going viral. Normally, you know we get some hits, and we get some comments, but they're all about the actual contents of the songs. But this was mostly about the phenomenon, which was really strange, even when it was only at 100,000 views."
Watch the original version of "What Does The Fox Say."