Madonna let her daughter pick the backing dancers for her tour.

The 'Hung Up' hitmaker asked 15-year-old Lourdes to select the performers to go on the road with her in a talent show style contest at London's Pineapple Dance Studios, but upset some professionals who believed the 53-year-old singer would be judging.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "A lot of dancers were upset Madonna wasn't involved at The Audition stage. But she knows Lourdes is more than capable of picking from the heats.

"Lourdes does routines every day in her mother's studios as well as taking classes. She can now do jazz, hip-hop, popping, contemporary and even tap. That's why she is qualified to judge who would be the best back-up dancers for her mum."

The performers created a one minute video of themselves dancing to Madonna's hit 'Celebration' and Lourdes will pick the best before her mother - who is currently recording new material due out for early 2012 - selects the final few who will join her.

Madonna also has three other children, Rocco, 11, Mercy, six, and five-year-old David.