Ylvis performs “What Does The Fox Say?” in Japan at Nippon Ham Fighters baseball game 2022-09-20 Tue 2022-09-20 Tue Nine years since the 2013 viral hit song "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" by Ylvis hit the airwaves, the Norwegian comedy duo performed it in a Japanese baseball stadium, surrounded by 300 cheerleaders clad in fox ears and tails and to the delight of fans. It was the first time they had performed the song for a live crowd since 2017 and their first trip to Japan. As some of our readers may recall, Japanese baseball Pacific League team Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, who are based in Japan's northernmost island and prefecture, Hokkaido, began playing "The Fox" at the beginning of the 2022 season when their cheerleader team, Fighters Girl, introduced a new dance number. Donning fuzzy fox ears, they danced a catchy routine to the song, and it quickly became a fan favorite with even other team mascots and players joining in the dance. The きつねダンス (kitsune dansu | "fox dance"), as it came to be known, also went viral on social media. Finally on September 19th, 2022, Ylvis themselves made an appearance, performing their famous song before the Nippon-Ham Fighters faced the Chiba Lotte Marines. Showing up in fox suits, brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker entertained the crowds. The Nikkan Sports reported that the 300 cheerleaders paid homage to the music video by putting on serious faces while they danced. 【🦊本日 #きつねダンス DAY🦊】#Ylvis のお二人が来日＆生歌唱🎙みんなでDANCE💃DANCE💃DANCE💃#イルヴィス #ファンは宝物 #lovefighters pic.twitter.com/WUiSWLhQmv— 北海道日本ハムファイターズ公式 (@FightersPR) September 19, 2022 According to Sponichi Annex, Vegard joked: "We're glad that the Japanese have taken their time to realize the quality of this song." Bård excitedly added: "This was amazing. It really put me in a good mood." The duo are scheduled to appear on numerous music variety shows during their stay, such as TV Asahi's "Music Station" and NHK's うたコン "Utacon". By - grape Japan editorial staff. Tags: Baseball / fox dance / Foxes / Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters / Japanese Baseball / Song / What Does The Fox Say / Ylvis grape Japan Entertainment Ylvis performs “What Does The Fox Say?” in Japan at Nippon Ham Fighters baseball game Related Article Japanese cheerleaders’ cute fox dance goes viral, videos rack up millions of views They May Cheer For Different Baseball Teams, But This Elderly Couple Will Wow You With Their Display Of Love. Japanese Twitter user’s rescued “puppy” ends up being something else entirely 150 feet of Shotime! Shohei Ohtani springs into action on giant video wall in Shinjuku Station Nippon-Ham Fighters Offers Foreign Passport Holders Free Tickets at Tokyo Dome Sep. 10-12 [VIDEO] WTF!? This Baseball Player Is Trying To Catch The Ball… What Happened Next Cracked Me Up!!