Ministering to American Idols…Literally A pastor’s wife and “American Idol” fanatic (she voted 1,200 times for Katharine McPhee on the night of the 2006 finale), Bellesi launched on Feb. 14, the day after the top 24 contestants for the current season were announced. The purpose: To offer finalists’ families spiritual encouragement and help with lodging and transportation as their children sing for votes and a shot at a life-changing record deal.