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Ariana Grande and her high pony hopped onstage at the 2014 Country Music Awards in a two-piece outfit lined by lights similar to that of a marquee sign. The outfit looked familiar, especially when paired with Grande's signature 'do. Katy Perry had pranced across the stage in a similar night lamp-ish ensemble just four months earlier on her world tour. Who wore the battery-powered getup better: The actual child or the wannabe child?