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    Matilda Friend & William Badaoui

    Matilda Friend and William Badaoui are ice dancers representing Australia. Matilda was born in Sydney, Australia on 30th August 1999. William was born in Sydney, Australia on 27th July 1998. They have been skating together since 2014 and skate out of Macquarie ISC Sydney.

    They are coached by Monica MacDonald and John Dunn, and are choreographed by Nikolai Morozov.

    Matilda previously skated with Patrick Adderley.

    Matilda and William are the 2014/15 and 2015/16 Junior National Champions, the 2016/17 Senior National Champions and the 2018/19 Senior National Silver Medallists.

    Their Gofundme is here:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-supp...co_shareflow_w


    Updated August 2019

    Personal Best Scores:

    Personal Best Total Score 118.39 ISU CS Inge Solar Memorial / Alpen Trophy 2018
    Personal Best Score Rhythm Dance 45.05 ISU JGP Cup of Austria 2018
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 74.58 ISU Four Continents Championships 2019

    ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014987.htm
    Ice Dance.com: https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profi...lliam-badaoui/
    Tracings.net: http://www.tracings.net/frie-bada.html

    Matilda's Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matilda_Friend
    William's Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Badaoui

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Matilda-Fri...78338/?fref=ts
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friend_badaoui/

    PROGRAMS


    2019- 2020 Season
    Rhythm Dance:The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, including "Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches and Herb
    Free Dance: Game of Thrones soundtrack

    2018- 2019 Season
    Rhythm Dance: Tango A La Haut by Tango Society
    Free Dance: Million Reasons by Lady Gaga; Someone Like You by Adele

    Winter Universiade 2019:
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SokIieaycg
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZiFUFatk5U

    4CC 2019:
    RD: No video found

    JGP Linz 2018:
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgfDrLC4AUo
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpi056Vjpgc

    JGP Richmond 2018:
    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wORptQWOG4
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0hLQXRtA8c

    2017-2018 Season:
    Short Dance:
    Free Dance: Love Story by Henri Mancini

    4CC 2018:
    SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89p_bY5kh9k
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJZjPlaqd0


    2016- 2017 Season
    Short Dance: One More Night by Maroon 5; Why Don’t You Do Right (Roger Rabbitt soundtrack)
    Free Dance: It’s So Overt It’s Covert (Sherlock Holmes soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; Irene Adler – The Woman’s Theme by David Arnold

    Junior Worlds 2017:
    SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adVNsOKvVcA

    4CC 2017:
    SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIcDU4yihHg

    JGP Yokohama 2016:
    SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67vpEON6mc4
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdPaeG6x5Rg

    2015-2016 Season:
    Short Dance: Beethoven's 5 Secrets by The Piano Guys
    Free Dance: In The Mood; Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller

    JGP Zagreb 2015
    SD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_IuqXv7F88
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qb8zJoPF84

    2014-2015 Season:
    Short Dance:
    Free Dance: Chambermaid Swing; Minnie the Moocher; Boogie Swing

    JGP Zagreb:
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWUlyz83Jgk

    JGP Aichi:
    FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GdzcPcAXhQ

    OTHER VIDEOS

    Australian Ice Dancers make ISU Debut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcYrEykAN1M

    Competitive History


    Competition SD FD Final
    Season 2018-2019
    2019 Winter Universiade 13 12 12 (120.38)
    2019 Four Continents 12 12 12 (118.22)
    2018 Australia Senior National Championships 2 2 2 (145.60)
    2018 Australia Junior National Championships 1 1 1 (129.94)
    2018 Warsaw Cup (Sr.) 6 6 6 (132.37)
    2018 Inge Solar Memorial (Sr.) 13 12 12 (118.39)
    2018 JGP Canada 10 9 9 (104.49)
    2018 JGP Cup of Austria 10 10 10 (109.43)
    2018 Lake Placid Ice Dance International (Jr.) 8 9 9 (104.61)
    Season 2017-2018
    2018 Four Continents Championships 14 14 14 (92.05)
    2017 Lake Placid International (Sr.) 26 14 14 (92.50)
    Season 2016-2017
    2017 World Junior Championships 25 - 25 (40.24 FNR)
    2017 Asian Winter Games 6 6 6 (105.98)
    2017 Four Continents Championships 16 15 15 (89.29)
    2016-17 Australia National Championships(Senior) 2 1 1 (107.57)
    2016 Open d'Andorra (Senior) 8 7 8 (108.06)
    2016 JGP Yokohama 9 11 10 (80.32)
    Season 2015-2016
    2016 World Junior Championships 30 - 30 (31.98 FNR)
    2016 Four Continents Championships 16 16 16 (85.70)
    2016 Junior Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup 6 9 7 (91.97)
    2016 Australian Junior National Championships 1 1 1 (110.75)
    2015 JGP Croatia Cup 18 17 17 (80.41)
    2015 JGP Colorado Springs 13 14 13 (86.57)
    2015 Junior Lake Placid Ice Dance International 12 11 11 (82.30)
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 Junior Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup 20 20 20 (77.55)
    2015 Australian Junior National Championships 1 1 1 (104.27)
    2014 JGP Croatia Cup 15 15 15 (73.49)
    2014 JGP Nagoya TV Cup 11 12 12 (71.15)
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    Thanks for starting a thread for Till & Bill! They didn't have their best day in the RD yesterday, after a year of solid improvements, which must have been a bit discombobulating, but I have high hopes they'll come back strong in the FD. They have persistence and creativity on their side.

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    According to their Instagram, Matilda and William will be competing in the Winter Universiade! (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bua7ZyGBFXC/)

    Wishing them the best of luck!

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    They are 13th with 44.44 points after the RD at the WInter Universiade.

    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SokIieaycg

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    So happy with how their free dance has been going this season.
    They got some good reception.

    I'm looking forward to seeing what they and their team think up next season.
    I'll be interested to see what they select for the Broadway Rhythm Dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohacz View Post
    They are 13th with 44.44 points after the RD at the WInter Universiade.

    RD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SokIieaycg
    Probably not the performance they wanted but definitely better than Four Continents.
    The tango romantica is really really hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GF2445 View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing what they and their team think up next season.
    I'll be interested to see what they select for the Broadway Rhythm Dance.
    I'd like to see them do something with an Australian tinge - maybe something from Matilda? Or The Boy From Oz? Tenterfield Saddler was in the original Australian version, sung by Todd McKenney, they could do something nice with that.

    The tango romantica is really really hard.
    And they were skating juniors at the start of the season, and juniors do a different pattern, so they were playing catch-up on the TR of all patterns - I think they did pretty well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harriet View Post
    I'd like to see them do something with an Australian tinge - maybe something from Matilda? Or The Boy From Oz? Tenterfield Saddler was in the original Australian version, sung by Todd McKenney, they could do something nice with that.



    And they were skating juniors at the start of the season, and juniors do a different pattern, so they were playing catch-up on the TR of all patterns - I think they did pretty well!
    I would really love it if they could skate to the Boy from Oz.
    I really want to see William shine.
    If you look at his instagram, he actually has a good amount of sass that can be used in his programs. Move away from the Adele/Lady Gaga (which I loved) and go to town!!

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    Tilly and William announced that their FD next season is to Game of Thrones.
    I said a departure from Love Story / Adele/Lady Gaga love theme would be good, but this is a complete departure.

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    omg yes! i was actually lucky enough to see their performance to the Game of Thrones soundtrack in person one morning at the rink! they were soo good!

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    And we have the RD: they're doing Priscilla Queen of the Desert! Dare we hope for full-on drag queen ice dance?

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    Matilda and William just posted a first snippet from their RD as an Instagram story on their official account: https://www.instagram.com/stories/friend_badaoui/

    So now we know one of the songs from the Priscilla musical score they're using: Shake Your Groove Thing from Act II. They look good doing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harriet View Post
    Matilda and William just posted a first snippet from their RD as an Instagram story on their official account: https://www.instagram.com/stories/friend_badaoui/

    So now we know one of the songs from the Priscilla musical score they're using: Shake Your Groove Thing from Act II. They look good doing it!
    I’ve never seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

    You mean they use “Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches and Herb? One of my jams from back in the day? (And sorry, not a drag queen ).

    Yay for Matilda and William, I’m looking forward to this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harriet View Post
    And we have the RD: they're doing Priscilla Queen of the Desert! Dare we hope for full-on drag queen ice dance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by el henry View Post
    I’ve never seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

    You mean they use “Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches and Herb? One of my jams from back in the day? (And sorry, not a drag queen ).

    Yay for Matilda and William, I’m looking forward to this!
    Yes! In the musical it's performed by the trio of drag queens (Mitzi, Bernadette and Felicia) and their backup singers. I can't remember if it's used in the movie or not.

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    The ISA has put up its list of international assignments for the season (list to date anyway) and Till&Bill are listed for NRW Summer Trophy, Autumn Classic International, Lombardia, Asian Classic, Denkova-Staviski Cup, Warsaw Cup, Open d'Andorra and Mentor Torun Cup. Of course, they may not end up attending all of them, but it looks like they've got one packed season ahead of them! Priscilla everywhere!

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    NRW Trophy was taken off the list, but Tilly and William have just confirmed on Instagram that they're off to Autumn Classic International in Canada as their first competition of the season. This means no Lombardia, though, as the two competitions are running simultaneously: Nette/Westwood will represent Australia in Ice Dance there instead it seems. Can't wait to see their new programs! Dare we hope that these photos represent costume inspirations - minus the wig?

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    AnythingGOE website just posted a nice interview with Matilda: https://anythinggoe.com/interview-with-matilda-friend/

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    Sorry, I seem to be endlessly posting replies to myself in this thread right now! But Till & Bill have just posted a link to their GoFundMe on Instagram, and if anyone would like to help them out you can find it here.

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    Thanks, I added the gofundme link to the OP.

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    The debut of their RD to Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG9p...ature=youtu.be

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